{ "dc.contributor.author": "González Juan, Emilio Vicente" , "dc.contributor.author": "Maimí Vert, Pere" , "dc.contributor.author": "Camanho, Pedro Manuel Ponces Rodrigues de Castro" , "dc.contributor.author": "Lopes, Cláudio Saúl" , "dc.contributor.author": "Blanco Villaverde, Norbert" , "dc.date.accessioned": "2018-11-20T15:56:19Z" , "dc.date.available": "2018-11-20T15:56:19Z" , "dc.date.issued": "2011-04-12" , "dc.identifier.issn": "0266-3538" , "dc.identifier.uri": "http://hdl.handle.net/10256/15954" , "dc.description.abstract": "This paper presents a study of the effects of ply clustering on polymer-based laminated composite plates subjected to a drop-weight impact loading. The tools used to define the impact configurations, as well as the experimental results obtained, are described in detail. These tools are simplified analytical models for the description of the impact behavior and of the damage thresholds that result in a significant reduction on the structure stiffness and strength, caused by delamination. The results obtained demonstrate that the analytical tools are useful to define the impact configurations, to obtain a preliminary understanding of the effects of each parameter that can influence the response, and to interpret the experimental results. It is concluded that ply clustering reduces the damage resistance of the structure. However, the damage tolerance assessed by the compression after impact tests is unaffected by ply clustering" , "dc.description.sponsorship": "This work has been partially funded by the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) under Contracts MAT2009-07918 and DPI2009-08048. The first author would like to thank the Generalitat de Catalunya for the FI pre-doctorate grant supported by European Social funds. The third author would like to thank the financial support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the Project PDCT/EMEPME/64984/2006" , "dc.format.mimetype": "application/pdf" , "dc.language.iso": "eng" , "dc.publisher": "Elsevier" , "dc.relation": "info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//MAT2009-07918/ES/Desarrollo Virtual Y Validacion De Laminados No-Convencionales/" , "dc.relation": "info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//DPI2009-08048/ES/Ensayo Virtual Y Supervision Estructural De Revestimientos De Cfrp Bajo Cargas Mecanicas Y Higrotermicas/" , "dc.relation.isformatof": "Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.12.018" , "dc.relation.ispartof": "© Composites Science and Technology, 2011, vol. 71, núm. 6, p. 805-817" , "dc.relation.ispartofseries": "Articles publicats (D-EMCI)" , "dc.rights": "Tots els drets reservats" , "dc.subject": "Materials compostos -- Deslaminatge" , "dc.subject": "Composite materials -- Delamination" , "dc.subject": "Resistència de materials" , "dc.subject": "Strength of materials" , "dc.subject": "Polímers" , "dc.subject": "Polymers" , "dc.title": "Effects of ply clustering in laminated composite plates under low-velocity impact loading" , "dc.type": "info:eu-repo/semantics/article" , "dc.rights.accessRights": "info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess" , "dc.type.version": "info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion" , "dc.identifier.doi": "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.12.018" , "dc.identifier.idgrec": "014689" , "dc.contributor.funder": "Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Espanya)" , "dc.type.peerreviewed": "peer-reviewed" , "dc.relation.ProjectAcronym": "Desarrollo Virtual Y Validacion De Laminados No-Convencionales" , "dc.relation.ProjectAcronym": "Ensayo Virtual Y Supervision Estructural De Revestimientos De Cfrp Bajo Cargas Mecanicas Y Higrotermicas" }